Is eating burnt vegetables bad for you?
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Also asked, is it unhealthy to eat burnt food?
A new warning about the health risks of eating browned potatoes and burnt toast draws a link between a chemical called acrylamide and an increased risk of cancer. But so far, eating foods containing acrylamide has not been shown to increase cancer risk in humans, McCullough said.
Subsequently, question is, is it safe to eat burnt bread? Acrylamide, a toxic compound, is created when bread and potato-based foods are cooked for long periods at high temperature - giving them a brown colour. But now, the chief scientific adviser to the FSA has said there is no reason to panic at the news, and that you can still eat burnt toast.
In this manner, can you get sick from eating burnt food?
Well, according to certain studies, potentially fatal medical conditions such as certain types of cancer and heart disease, can be caused from eating burned food, which contains acrylamide.
Why do I like burnt food?
Charring food takes the Maillard reaction to its furthest possible conclusion—the longer a food is cooked, the more pronounced and complex that caramelized flavor can become. We find the caramelization of sugar, slightly burnt sugar, very attractive but if you burn the sugar into blackened cinders, we don't like it.